"Ed wanted more message discipline," says the former Labour leadership candidate.
There is no evidence that Robinson has renounced his extremists views, merely that he believes street demonstrations are "no longer productive".
The changes were designed to accelerate the process of re-branding Labour as neither old nor new; neither Blair nor Brown – but wholly Milibandist.
Tristram Hunt and Gloria De Piero, two notionally "Blairite" figures, distinguished themselves by engaging with Miliband's political and ideological themes.
The news of who's up and who's down as David Cameron and Ed Miliband refresh their teams.
All the details of Ed Miliband's new team.
The Lib Dem was a formidable opponent because his measured, moderate unionism was difficult for the nationalists to deal with.
The majority of lower-income Londoners don't have season tickets and will continue to suffer from above-inflation fare rises.
Moore will be replaced by Lib Dem chief whip Alistair Carmichael.
A spokesperson for Andy Burnham tells The Staggers that the paper's headline is "a disgraceful reinforcement of the stigma against those with mental illness".
Cabinet Office minister and deputy chief whip jump ship.
If Cameron was referring to an economy that takes apart the assumptions and bad habits which led to the problems of the past, that might be seen as a sign of progress.
Whatever its faults, the paper was responsible for the best, most courageous and most impactful newspaper front page of my lifetime - on Stephen Lawrence.
Safe in the knowledge that Clegg will seek another coalition, the target for Labour and the Tories, in many ways, is just to beat the other party.
Millions of dead in Indochina, the funding and arming of Apartheid South Africa, and Pinochet's coup make a nonsense of lazy distinctions between the 'good guys' and the 'bad guys'.
The party is responding to the sense that governments are powerless in the face of vested interests.
The attacks on Miliband are designed to create the impression in voters' minds that he is not like them: a Marxist elitist, a child of privilege, an out-of-touch metropolitan leftist.
An echo of the phone-hacking scandal as the Labour leader calls for the Mail papers to hold an inquiry into their "culture and practices".
The New Statesman columnist denounces the "immigrant-bashing, woman-hating, Muslim-smearing, NHS-undermining, gay-baiting Daily Mail".
After leaving the political sick ward, the Chancellor is again being spoken of as a possible successor to Cameron.
The Labour leader has displayed a willingness to confront "vested interests" generally lacking in the Scottish First Minister.
Editor Geordie Greig suspends two journalists and says the reporter was sent without his knowledge.
"It seems to me that if anyone excels in denigrating and often vilifying a lot about modern Britain, it's the Daily Mail," says Clegg on his LBC show.
The party that triumphs in 2015 will be that which seeks to address its weaknesses, rather than merely playing to its strengths.
Cameron and Osborne should be wary of defining socialism so broadly as to encompass any political resentment of a complacent corporate status quo.
The party tells The Staggers that 15,000 people have also signed Miliband's "call for decency in British politics".
Cameron’s speech failed to address the underlying challenge that the opposition leader posed: how and when should government intervene in private markets that are failing to deliver for voters?
The PM dismissed Miliband's ideas as a mixture of cheap gimmickry and dangerous socialism. But with the market failing to deliver for the majority, the voters may not.
As the PM's failure to attend the UN showed, Downing Street seems asleep on the job when it comes to elevating him into the statesman role he craves and the country needs.
Claire Perry glosses over the problem that she and other Conservatives face when talking about women and politics - they voted for the policies that have hit women's lives the hardest.